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25 Benefits of Reading
If we are readers, we read books constantly. Even if we are not readers, we read, constantly. Directions, signs, pamphlets, work product, labels, textbooks, novels, and reviews all count as reading. Why should you read? What are the benefits of reading? Here are 25 of them, in no particular order.
Adults Need to Read
Recently, I saw a meme on Facebook that horrified me. It claimed that 42% of college graduates never read a book after they graduate. Once their formal education is over, college graduates don't see why reading books is relevant to their lives. Why it important for adults to read books?
Babies Love Reading
A baby comes attached to a parent's hopes and dreams of what they wish that baby's life could be. Whether the parent thinks about it, or not, the success of most of those dreams hinges on whether that little baby grows up to be an effective reader. What makes a baby love reading?
Beating the High Cost of Reading Books
If you love to read, don't let cost hold you back. There are ways to get around the high cost of books. Read as a family! Don't let costs stunt your reading time. Adult reading is important to keep your mind active and to model good reading habits for children that you interact with. Just read!
BookBub for Cheap Book Deals to Build an E-Library
BookBub alerts readers to offers that are deep discounts on books. Their daily member emails offer me about a dozen deals on books. Some are free. The others are usually $2.99 and under. It's easy to sign up. Just go to the website and follow the prompts. I love my daily BookBub emails!
Commonly Used Homophone Challenge
While there are hundreds of homophone groups, some of the words are seldom used. This article has a list of some of the most commonly used, and misused, homophones. They are in alphabetical order, more or less. How many of these can you use correctly? Let us know how you fare in the Reading Forum!
Dyslexia is misunderstood problem. The general public people thinks that it has to do with writing letters backwards. That is incorrect. Dyslexia occurs when the brain does not process visual information correctly. Dyslexia is a specific learning disability.
Ella Autie Book Review
Ella Autie by Catlaina Vrana is an informational picture book about autism that is written and illustrated by a young autistic woman. With charming illustrations and forthright text, it tells the story of a 4th grade girl with autism. The book shows how understanding autism can lead to friendship.
Fluency in Reading
How can fluency be improved? The short answer is one word-practice. Find multiple ways to help the reader practice. Reading material that is not difficult for him to read is the first step in finding those creative ways for the student to practice. Don't forget to praise for improvement!
Full Full Full of Love Picture Book Review
Too often the media portrays minority families as sad and broken. This book shows a loving, vibrant African-American family that is joyously spending time together. Trish Cooke's book has simple sentence structure with easy-reader words, positive messages, and Paul Howard's glorious illustrations.
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